Window trends: embrace wood

Windows bring much more than just light to any room. Depending on the materials used, they create different sensations and serve as reinforcement to improve aspects such as air quality or interior temperature.

To date, 70% of windows have been made of metal, but solutions such as solid and mixed woods offer a proposal that emphasizes sustainability and well-being. We analyze this and other issues so that you can choose the most suitable model for your projects.


What are the trends in windows?

As with other interior design elements, the natural, ecological and warm look is one of the most sought-after trends, according to ASOMA (Spanish Association of Wooden Window Manufacturers).

From Connections by Finsa we also notice a boom in the popularity of the floor-to-ceiling layout. In this context, wood windows present themselves as an elegant and versatile option. These majestic openings allow light to flood the environments, creating a sense of spaciousness and connection with the nature that surrounds the habitat.

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Natural and subtle finishes are essential to highlight the beauty of the wood. The soft and warm tones of oak, walnut or pine give an earthy and cozy touch to the spaces. In addition, the use of eco-friendly stains and varnishes enhances the durability and sustainability of this material, reflecting a commitment to the environment and ecological responsibility.

Regarding the technical qualities, ASOMA emphasizes two aspects related to airtightness: thermal insulation, due to the implicit economic savings, and acoustic insulation, with the aim of improving comfort inside the homes.

As we mentioned, sustainability is another relevant factor in the choice of windows, especially considering the use of materials. Wood, due to its performance, durability and circularity qualities, is a product to be taken into account, which is reflected in the increasing demand for windows and doors.


New window materials

“Each material has its niche, and each is intended for a different type of customer, because each person is looking for certain properties or objectives (price, quality, performance …). Depending on these factors, one choice or another will be more appropriate, but there is no single, definitive solution,” ASOMA concludes.

The new materials that can be seen in window profiles obey circularity, performance and aesthetic criteria, and in these three qualities the innovations in wood find a premium role: “those who choose wood for their windows and doors are opting for the first-class option in durability, insulation, quality and decorative qualities,” they explain in the manufacturers’ association.

Experimentation is currently underway with products that combine solid wood and technical wood. An example of this trend is Infinite Tricoya, a wood fiberboard of extraordinary stability and durability that makes it possible to manufacture a mixed profile of laminated wood for lacquering or painting. This solves the main disadvantage of wooden windows: maintenance.


Smart windows

Technological progress has not left wooden windows behind. You can already find smart windows that integrate with home automation systems, allowing control of light and ventilation with just a touch on a mobile device. In addition, they improve energy efficiency, keeping the interior cool in summer and warm in winter by using double or triple glazing

A further step in optimization is the Gradpanel Thermopine solution, a solar control product with heat-treated pine slats. This sustainable façade functions as a second skin for the building and can be set up with a system of fixed and adjustable louvers to regulate the interior light level, increasing visual and thermal comfort. Studies after its application show that it achieves 10% energy savings in heating and up to 40% in cooling.

Gradpanel Thermopine


Advantages and disadvantages of wooden windows

Opting for wood as a window material has three main benefits:

  1. Improved air quality: in addition to absorbing and neutralizing toxic substances and odors, wood is a natural source of indoor humidification.
  2. Reduction of asthma and allergy symptoms: they are a hypoallergenic option as they do not accumulate dust or mites.
  3. Enhancement of well-being and mental health: their natural and warm appearance provides feelings of calm and tranquility.

Among its disadvantages, at the moment the initial price and maintenance costs are the barriers that this material is usually found with respect to others.

Oak House School

After this review of trends, materials, advantages and disadvantages of wooden windows, tell us: have you already used them in your projects? Share your impressions on social networks using the hashtag #ConnectionsByFinsa and connect with new styles and professionals in architecture and interior design.